• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, But could do better

    • Written by from Rotorua

    The wireless is the best I've used, however, it's limited in it's function because it's without the numeric keypad. Most users will find that it's a little frustrating when you can type reasonably quickly and then slow down when ever you have to enter a telephone number or customer number etc.
    We are in the 21st century and it's not unreasonable to ask expect the obvious. At the moment you have a desk top computer with a laptop keyboard. It's about time Apple spent more time thinking about how versatile the keyboard could be. Not only could it control your computer but with a little imagination it could do so much more ie, as a remote for your apple TV or regular TV. In fact any remotely operated device in the house.
    There has been one minor issue in that the caps lock light failed and I had to switch off the keyboard and start it again to fix the problem. It has a good feel and a good look. Please Apple - update this product!

    41 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Short lived

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I have had my wireless keyboard for 2 years. Throughout this time it would mysteriously cut out, act weird. I would change batteries quite often and the power/light button failed so I never knew if I was wasting batteries or not. I liked the slim design and the angle, but, I expected it to last longer than it did. I did spill something on it and took it into the Apple Store. The guy popped off the space bar, which was stuck and told me to clean it out. Well, guess what!? It could not be put back together again and was totally broken after that. I was careful, but, I guess not clever enough. I have a terrible time typing on the MacBookPro keypad. I even have a wireless mouse, I do not like the pad. I bought a large monitor because I cannot see well with the existing screen. I love my MacBookPro, I love mac products, but, I do not like having to spend extra money to make my computer operate in the style to my liking. It is like spending $500 for a new set of pots and pans and needing heat proof handles for each pan at another $100 so you don’t burn yourself. It’s so expensive already, why not just make the unit livable from the start. So after two years: 2 mice; 2 keyboards wow

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    have 2, one failed

    • Written by from Mariposa

    i have two apple wireless keyboards, one for the office and one for home. i'm generally pleased with the performance; however, one just just died after about 1.5 years of use.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Synching Issue

    • Written by from Des Peres

    I love the keyboard and it synch's up very easily with the iPad but beware! The instructions accompanying the keyboard explain the synching process with an iMac but no mention of the iPad.

    *You must turn - on the iPad's blue tooth feature in order to synch the two. It took me an hour to figure out this little isse. Apple should include a "quick start" set of instructions.

    30 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    too short

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    Love that the keyboard is wireless, but don't like the dimensions. It's too short and is uncomfortable typing for a long time.

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    You'll need AA batteries!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This is a pretty cool device. I quickly made the purchase, totally overlooking the fact that it doesn't have a charger. It works with AA batteries:(. So, stock up on them batteries! Another drawback for me was that it doesn't have the numeric section like the USB keyboard. I do a lot of financing thingies, and while this shorter keyboard version is cute, it's no bueno for me!

    37 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The keyboard itself is fine, however

    • Written by from Monroe

    I find the battery compartment lacking. In the case of corroded batteries, which I have experienced due to only mild use of the keyboard, they are impossible to remove, as the keyboard only has a small circular opening, and a one-entrance chute in which to deposit the batteries. It would be nice if the battery cover was more helpful in situations like this.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but why no numbers pad

    • Written by from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

    It's a great keyboard to type on and the wireless part of it is amazing, but I am baffled by the fact that there is no numeric keypad and no page up/down section.. My bad I guess because I never checked upon purchase of the iMac, but it wasn't unreasonable to just assume it would be a normal keyboard with an awesome computer like that.. Now I'm thinking of just buying the wired version and selling this one because I really got used to the numbers at the right.. By reflex I still try to use it and I end up tapping my desk.. Kinda disappointed overall personally, but good device nonetheless.

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad

    • Written by from Walton

    This keyboard is a beautiful keyboard by all means, but how is it in use? Now if you have long finger nails, this is not an ideal keyboard for you. I find it hard to type on sometimes. The connection unfortunately is lost or gets disconnected every now and then. I wish it had the number pad on the right side. Typing long papers is alright, the keyboard has good feedback despite being so flat. the bottom arrows are rather small, so gamers probably should buy this, it's ease to hit another key. As for battery life, I didn't use it over one weekend and it died; rechargeable batteries are the way to go with this. All in all, it is ok, it has both goodies and downsides.

    19 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited functionality on iPad

    • Written by

    I was planning to use the keyboard with some terminal apps in order to access my mac remotely from my iPad. The keyboard is great when entering text. However, many keyboard shortcuts do not work. From the web pages of some app developers, the reason seems to be that the iOS API does not support all the keyboard shortcuts. If this issue were addressed, the ipad would be the ultimate remote access solution.

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    YES!

    • Written by from Franklin

    Great find....

    5 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Caps Lock...

    • Written by from Mukilteo

    Overall the key board is pretty good. The only problem I have noticed is that the Caps Lock Key is a little harder to push than all the other keys. It's kind of annoying. Also the light that indicates if the caps lock is on or not sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. I've had my keyboard replaced and got a new one and it still does the same thing. Nothing too big. Just minor. Doesn't affect the performance of the keyboard.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it but........

    • Written by from Polson

    I love the keyboard, but, I really miss the 10 key adding machine part. I use that a lot. Would love to see you make a wireless keyboard with the 10 key.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good....but

    • Written by from Lomita

    The design is great and the feel of the buttons is different than previous models, but you get used to it rather quickly. No problem there. My problem is that it does not have a numerical keypad. I did not know that when I optioned out of the wired keyboard and chose the wireless one during my MacPro purchase. After the computer arrived and I realized there was no numerical keypad, I was disappointed but hoped I wouldn't miss the keypad that much. I found that if you used it in the past for passwords or any other numerical type of entry, you will miss it every time with this model. I have no idea why Apple doesn't offer two wireless models. One without a numerical keypad and one with. I am selling my wireless keyboard and purchasing one with a keypad. I lasted 5 months.

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool Design - Poor Construction

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I bought my IMac about 6 months ago... 3 of the keys on the wireless keyboard that came with it have either stuck or just don't work anymore. Also hate not having a numeric keypad.... don't Mac users type numbers???
    Have thought of buying a wired keyboard with the numeric pad, but am afraid the construction won't be any better.

    I have started using a wireless (USB) Microsoft keyboard that works great... but would really rather be using a Mac product with my Mac computer. After years of using PCs and buying a Mac for both its OS and its reputation for quality, I am really disappointed in this keyboard.

    15 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it but i could be better

    • Written by from Canada

    i have had this key board for a couple of months and i like it but dont at the same time .. i wish it was a full keyboard and had the numbers on the side .. it would make alot of things easier.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing uses a lot of Batteries

    • Written by from redford

    I love having a wireless keyboard for my mac. I hope that in the future they will develop one that can be charged with a usb or ipod cable, the way you charge a controller for a ps3. Works great other than that.

    55 of 60 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best keyboard I've had.

    • Written by from Henderson

    Can't understand why they would sell a wireless keyboard with a desktop computer but... my first complaint was that it didn't have the side number pad. The second was that it operates on a battery that needs to be replaced. But the most annoying is when it just decides not to input what I have typed! The quality of this keyboard is not up to the usual Apple standards.

    55 of 79 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard... but

    • Written by from Avoca

    I love the feel of this keyboard. It's very crisp, and very well responsive. However, mine randomly losing signal, and when this happens, it keeps cutting in and out. Don't know what to do about it, not sure if the batteries are just at the end, because when it reconnects, it says they're at 100%.

    Hopefully it's just mine. Hopefully, if I buy another one some day, I don't have these same problems.

    38 of 52 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wittle Apple KeyBode.....

    • Written by from Meriden

    Aww.... such a kewt keybode..... goochy goochy goo.....

    Basically, they took the keyboard from a laptop, and made it a wireless keyboard for a desktop. The only reason being so that you could keep one of your USB slots available. I've read a couple of reviews stating that it goes through batteries like water - which means you have to turn it OFF when you're done ("Sorry honey, I was turning off the computer, and the keyboard, and the mouse").

    Be aware this keyboard comes with no HOME or END or forward DELETE button, and that the number keys are gone. Very annoying if you're used to those features.

    The wireless mouse is nice - although, mine has lost connection a few times and is disconcerting when it happens ("Honey? The computer's frozen!")

    I got these when I purchased the iMac, but you have to remember the iMac was designed for "small footprint" and "portability". SO if you plan on being portable with your computer, then these are great (just remember to turn them off). If your computer is going to sit on a desk, and not use many USB ports (and you don't want to be bothered changing batteries every couple of months) stick with what makes you comfy.

    28 of 48 people found this useful